So you want to buy a puppy. It's a good way to teach responsibility to the kids, you'll always have a buddy, they're so cute, I always had one growing up. There are as many reasons for wanting a puppy (or kitten) as there are people wanting one. Now you've decided that adding a furry companion to your family is exactly what you want to do. What next? There are several options. There are pet stores - they have puppies, and they are so cute. There are also breeders. Read the local newspaper, ... Continue Reading
Learn the pitfalls of buying a puppy, and instead consider adopting from a foster home.
Look at what American moms are doing right, instead of turning to foreign methods.
Parenting Country by Country? How about Just Doing What’s Right for Children? With Pamela Druckerman’s new book Bringing Up Bébé extolling Gallic parenting, parents can now choose between parenting the French way or the so-called Chinese way presented last year by Amy Chua’s sensational Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Druckerman wants us to just say no, while Chua writes about doing whatever it takes, including berating our children, to demand excellence. The media storm over ... Continue Reading
Keep this New Year’s resolution with proper motivation and determination.
Every year it becomes a cliche to make a New Year's Resolution in December and then end up breaking it two weeks into the new year. Most of our resolutions come as the result of a drunken statement right before the clock strikes the midnight hour on New Year's Eve. While our intentions are good, Psychology Today reports that 22 percent of resolutions fail after a week and 40 percent fail after a month. While this is a nice way to think about the holiday, the only thing that actually changes ... Continue Reading